Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, May 27, 2013

Spring at Jesse's Barn

On my drive last week I had to see if the lilacs were blooming at Jesse's Barn.  They were only beginning to bud but the plum trees were in full bloom.

Linking to Barn Charm 137

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dandelion field

Today is finally sunny after 5 or 6 days of gloomy weather.  Everything is green though and the dandelions are prolific this year.  I took a little drive in the country the other day and found this field of dandelions.

I don't know what this old car is doing sitting at the edge of the field.  It almost looks like someone  is sitting in it, but there's not.

A little closer view.

A different view of the field

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Thank you all for you prayers and condolences during the passing of my mom.  They are much appreciated.
I haven't felt much like posting or commenting and the posting will probably be sporadic for the next few weeks.

I hope you all have a great Memorial Weekend.

Until Next Time

Friday, May 17, 2013

My dear beautiful mother passed away Thursday, May 16th.  My daughter posted this picture and words on her Facebook page.  I cannot say them any better.

"96 years you blessed us here on earth, now those in Heaven are blessed with you for eternity. Love to my grandma who lived a long life but never grew old"

Thanks to all of you for your prayers!  They mean a lot.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Asking for prayers

I'm asking for prayers for my mom who is seriously ill with a urinary track infection that is not responding to antibiotics.  We have taken her off the antibiotics and just giving her comfort care.

Thanks for all your love and support.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ready and waiting

Out at the farm last week this big green tractor was ready and waiting to get in the field.  I think it was able to get in on Monday and Tuesday.  But now it's been raining for 2 days so it will have to wait awhile longer.

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Rurality Blog Hop #13

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finally Spring?

Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day, as did today.  I had to go out for a haircut yesterday and decided to take a little road trip.  I ended up at Lake Laura near Walnut Grove to see if the forsythia there was blooming.  It is just beginning to bloom.  I'm going to have to go back in a couple of days.

Next I took a drive down a road I hadn't been on before.  There I found Plum Creek Park and this little bridge across the creek.  Yes, it is the the Plum Creek from Little House on the Prairie.

When I walked into the woods across the creek I was surprised to see a little field of Snow Drops.
They just made my day!

So I think Spring is finally here.  It is suppose to rain tomorrow and get a little cooler this weekend, but right back up to the 70's next week.  Things should really start to pop then.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Barn from my archives

Since the weather has been so cold and gloomy and nothing is planted in the fields yet, I went back in my archives to September 2012 for this barn photo.  It was taken somewhere near the Twin Cities.

I haven't felt much like posting lately.  The only sign of spring is the green grass so there isn't much interesting to take photos pretty flowers, no flowering trees, no blue skies or pretty sunsets.  It rained a little overnight.  Still no sunshine but the temps are warmer.

Linking to Barn Charm 134

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Until next time